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LA County DMH Edelman Mental Health Center

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LA County DMH Edelman Mental Health Center pledges to share the Five Signs of emotional suffering with 2,500 people. DMH envisions a county that through diversified collaboration and unified intention can provide those impaired by serious mental conditions with timely and easy access to the services, opportunities, environments and amenities needed to stabilize, heal and flourish. We are committed to the strategic and disciplined use of available resources to achieve these goals by emboldening outreach and engagement methods, streamlining systems of access to care, expanding holistic paradigms for healing, and sustaining contact with those we serve for as long as needed. Selected current tactics for uplifting the individuals, households and communities suffering from the direct and indirect impact of mental illness in Los Angeles County include: 1.Building access networks to bridge resource gaps in the community through a continuum of outreach, engagement, navigation & advocacy initiatives with major peer involvement; 2.Leveraging the child welfare and foster care system as well as school districts to identify those at high risk of developing, and prevent common traumas that fuel, mental illness; 3.Increasing the availability of effective care by expanding the distribution and current capacity of evidence-based treatments, intensive support services and enriched housing; 4.Developing new paradigms for healing to augment those in place, including not just innovative treatment-oriented approaches but also novel, welcoming platforms for service delivery and dignified, nurturing environments for intentional, and purposeful living and; 5.Maintaining relationships with those we serve though programs that rely upon human (including peer) connectivity to improve long-term success and accountability.